Phil Camill (Biology) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $193,615 for the first year of his project “Landscape-level controls on terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland responses to climate change in the southern Canadian Arctic.” Along with three colleagues at other institutions (Charles Umbanhower, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College; Christoph E. Geiss, Associate Professor of Physics, Trinity College; and Mark B. Edlund, Senior Scientist, Science Museum of Minnesota), Professor Camill, a specialist in global change ecology, will use his NSF grant to improve scientific understanding of how landscapes - the geographical characteristics of a site, such as upland or lowland location or the abundance of peat-forming wetlands - mediate the responses of lake and terrestrial ecosystems to climate change. The study will look at more than two dozen sites in the forest-tundra region of northern Manitoba, a region experiencing some of the fastest rates of warming in the world. Professor Camill’s project will involve numerous undergraduate researchers. Read more on recent grants.
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